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phone hacking scandal in britain has claimed its first public official. just hours ago, britain's top cop suddenly resigned. his resignation comes on the same day police arrested a top murdoch executive. let's bring in cnn's atika shubert. atika, is there a connection between the resignation and the arrest of that top murdoch executive? >> well, there are basically two different strands of the same scandal. in the place of sir paul stevenson, the topmost senior police officer here in britain, he basically resigned because of increasing intense scrutiny over the relationship between the metropolitan police and "news of the world." that tabloid that was shut down because of those phone hacking allegations. and basically there was a former "news of the world" editor, neil wallace, who it turns out was paid by the metropolitan police to be a communications consultant. sir paul stevenson was taking a lot of flak for that. now, he resigned saying he feels he's done nothing wrong, his integrity is intact, he says. however, he does feel that these allegations are distracting from the metropol
to push their economies forward. they have had patterns of much more stagnation. >> britain, for instance. >> looking at britain, for example. we've done this experiment in the united states. for the first term of his presidency, franklin roosevelt focused on getting the economy to grow and the economy enjoyed rapid growth from the floor of the depression. in 1937 he turned his attention to deficit cutting. by the time you got to the 1940 election, unemployment was over 14%. it's very important to avoid an excessively rapid move away from maintaining demand in a situation like this. >> what do you say to people who say, well, this is temporary. you're going to do it for another year and then the money will run out. the long-term solution has got to be that you'd stimulate business investment. that you'd stimulate private sector, and to do that, you need businesses to feel more confident and comfortable with the economy and the government. you've heard this many times. >> i indeed heard it many times. the most important thing that makes businesses confident is a thick order book. the most
, the former news of the world editor, and james murdoch, the senior executive here in britain, and rupert murdoch himself. he almost never appeared in these kinds of things, very rarely. everybody will be looking for that. >> always good to see you. thank you so much. >>> to our viewers, time to head across the country, and let's start in los angeles they are calling this the biggest non-event since y2k. you have been hearing about armageddon, warning people that the 405 will be closed this weekend, and it appears that's exactly what the people of l.a. have done, nothing to report as far as any gridlock. people seemed to have stayed home. maybe the public awareness campaign was a success. >>> and let's turn to minnesota where crews are working to stop fuel from spilling after a train derailment. this happened overnight. 17 cars, two local motives were derailed. the engineer and conductor were injured. >>> a california man was arrested for threatening that woman, senator barbara boxer of california. police left death threats on her office voice mail. the suspect is kevin o'connell. he is e
the challenges to keep the peace in great britain as he and specifically his relationship with the murdock media empire became such a focus of attention. he was calling it a major distraction, which could not go on. of course among those ten arrests you mentioned, the latest high profile arrest was rebekah brooks, the chief of the british media holdings. she said it came as a complete surprise when she showed up at a prearranged appointment with police on sunday and was subsequently held and questioned for nine hours before being released on bail. now, in all of this, thomas, pressure continues to mount obviously on the murdock family. they're expected to appear tomorrow before the parliamentary committee and on british prime minister david cameron. he's currently in south africa today. he addressed briefly the phone hacking scandal. and in what he had to say he was clearly standing his ground. let's take a listen. >> what the government wants to do here is what i think the whole country wants to do, which is to make sure we sort out this issue, we have a proper police investigation, a proper in
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